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BARLBOROUGH History Group: Meetings have been temporarily suspended. The group have chosen instead to do site visits to Historical places of interest with connections to Barlborough.

SCOUTS: Fridays 7-8.30pm. If you think that you could help either weekly or sharing on a less regular basis come along to a meeting or ring Steve Riley on: 07855 413577.

BARLBOROUGH Resource Centre: Tuesdays, 9am-3pm Internet Cafe. Wednesdays, 9am-3pm normal centre services. Rooms available to hire. Thursdays, 9.30am-5pm, normal centre services plus craft workshops 10am-12noon. Fridays closed. Saturdays, 9am-12noon. New members always welcome. Did you used to live on the Row or do you have ancestors that lived on Low Common/Barbers Row? Why not visit one of our meetings. We have collected a large amount of photographs depicting life on the Row. We are now busy compiling stories which we hope to publish. Every other Wednesday, Barlborough Resource Centre, Ward Lane, 7pm.


BAWTRY Dance Club, New Hall: Easy sequence dancing, every Monday including Bank holidays, 8-10pm. £2.50 including tea, coffee and raffle. Tel. Celia Arrowsmith: 01777 818642.

WHIST Drive, New Hall, Station Road: Thursday’s 7.15pm.


UK Kick Boxing: Mondays, 6pm. For more information contact 01623 468155.


ALZHEIMER’S Society Bassetlaw Branch, The Costhorpe Centre, Northumberland Avenue: Offers support, advice and information. Memories Social Club, Monday-Thurs 1-3.30pm, activities, trips out and socialising with people in a similar situation, open to all. Contact Sue Brewin: 01909 730886.

BOOK Sale and coffee morning: Also handmade cards on Saturday 10th March from 10am-12noon in the Carlton Methodist Schoolroom, High Road. Organised by the Boys’ Brigade, proceeds for the Methodist Church Building Fund.

CHARITY Quiz, The Grey Horses: Tuesdays, 9.45pm.

Coffee Morning: In aid of Family Care at 71 Arundel Drive on Wednesday 14th March. Admission is £2 which will include refreshments. There will also be a Bring and Buy stall and raffle. Family Care is the Southwell Diocesan agency working with children and families under stress and they depend very much on money raised voluntarily to help with their funding.

GATEWAY Community Centre: A1 Housing Surgery: Tuesdays, 2.15-3.45pm. Youth Club: Saturdays 4-6pm for ages 11-16 years. Worksop and District Credit Union: Tuesdays, 2-3.30pm.

METHODIST Schoolroom: Boy’s Brigade: Tuesdays 6-7pm. Brownies: Wednesdays, 6-7.15pm. Carlton Guides, 1st and 2nd: Thursdays, 7-8.30pm. Rainbow Guides: Thursdays, 5-6pm, for girls aged between 5-7 years.

SCOUT Headquarters: Beavers: Thursdays, 5pm. Cubs: Thursdays, 6.45pm. Explorer Scouts: Wednesdays at 7.30pm. Scouts: Mondays, 7.30pm.

WOMEN’S Institute, Parish Centre: February’s meeting was Members Night which included a ploughman’s supper followed by an in door Kurling night. 8th March is the Carlton AGM followed by a talk on Trading Standards given by Judy Maher. 15th March, coffee morning at Margaret Williams’ 15 Arundel Drive 10am-12noon. Meetings are held in the Parish Centre the second Thursday of the month at 7.15pm, visitors £3. The walking group meet on the Green at 9.15am every Monday except the Monday before the monthly meeting. The gardening club meet monthly in the Ann Daniels Centre, the Luncheon Club every two months. For time and date ring Carol on 01909 731514.

YOUTH Club, Carlton Youth Centre: Fridays 6-8pm, for years 3, 4, 5 and 6 only. Sundays 5.30-7.30pm for ages 11-16 years. Mondays 6.45-9.15pm for ages 13-19 years. Tuesdays 6.45-9.15pm for ages 13-19 years. Wednesdays 6-8pm for years 5, 6 and 7. Thursdays 6.45-9.15pm for ages 13-19 years.

YOUNG Parent’s Group, Kingston Junior School, Long Lane: Mondays, 1-3pm. Saturdays office hours


CARLTON Youth Centre, Lawn Road, Costhorpe: Mondays, Senior sessions ages 13, 6.30-8.45pm, Wednesdays, Junior sessions year groups 4-8, 6-8pm. Thursdays Senior sessions ages 13+, 6.30-8.45pm. Fridays Junior sessions year groups 3-6, 6.30-8pm. Sunday Interclub ages 12-15, 4-6pm. Sundays, Senior sessions ages 13+ 6.30-8.45pm. Tel. 01909 733064.


BASSETLAW Astronomical Society, Village Hall: At the last meeting: Discussions: television programmes; a meeting at Retford Library; coming events at Creswell Crags. Visibilities: the Moon and the planets for the next two weeks - Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, the Moon, special conjunctions. Members observations: Sunspots, Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, Venus and the Moon. Main event: Matthew Hilton of the University of Nottingham gave a talk The Oldest Light in the Universe about the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation. Next meeting, the Village Hall, Wednesday 14th March, 8-10pm, admission free. See

CARPET Bowls and Luncheon Club, Village Hall: Thursdays, 10-11.30am for over 60s. Once a month members go for lunch after playing, all welcome.

METHODIST Church: Sunday services, 3pm.

RHODESIA Seniors, Village Hall: Mondays, 2.30-4pm over 50s are invited to drop in for a chat, tea and cake.


SHIREOAKS Sports & Social Club: 21st March, 7.30pm, Clairvoyant Evening with Ann Coupe. Tickets £10 available from the venue or Shireoaks Post Office. 24th, Jumble Sale 12pm. Entry 20p. Fundraiser for kiddies Easter party. 31st, 11am-3pm Spring Craft Fair. Free entry and ample free on site parking.

ST LUKE’S Music Group, St Luke’s Church: First and third Sunday in the month and meet previous Wednesday in church 7.30pm to rehearse.

VILLAGE Hall: Brownies: Wednesdays 6.15pm. Bingo: Every other Friday 2.30-4.30pm. Cubs: Wednesdays 5.45pm. Guides: Wednesdays 7.30pm. Kick Boxing: Mondays 6-9pm. Rainbows: Wednesdays 5.15pm. Tiddlers, Mother and Toddler Group: Thursdays, 9.30-11.30am. Youth Club: Fridays, 7-9pm.

WI: The last meeting was the annual Members’ Night when members read selected poems, ran a picture quiz and a general knowledge quiz. Members were updated on future plans which include a trip to Tutbury Castle in April, a proposed visit to a hat factory in Stockport and instead of our usual Christmas outing with lunch we propose to visit the Coghlan School of Catering again when we will watch festive fayre being prepared and then sample the products for an early evening meal. It was suggested that we should do something for the Jubilee in June and also become involved in the national Tree planting scheme in some way, details to be discussed at future meetings. The next meeting is on 15th March at 7pm in Shireoaks Village Hall and this will be our Birthday Meeting and the speaker will be Mr David Stone - Chocolatier. Visitors and new members will be made very welcome.


ESTATE’S Brass Band, Holbeck Woodhouse band room: Monday and Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm. New players welcome. Beginners session Saturdays 9.30-10.30am.

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WELBECK Sailing Club: The club meets on Sundays, April-November, and is now looking for new members. The middle race series starts soon! Please visit our website for more information or contact Eric on: 01909 730608.


WHITWELL Community Centre, The Square: Saturday 10th March, Coffee Morning in aid of Junior Players 9.30-11am, all welcome. Monday 12th, Mother and Toddler Group, 9.30-11am. £1.30 per child. All welcome. Tuesday 13th, Benefits Advice 9am–12noon; Whitwell Junior Players 5.15-7.15pm, seven years upwards. New members welcome; Whitwell Players 7.30-9.30pm, new members welcome, not necessarily for acting. Wednesday 14th, Cash Bingo 8pm start.

WHITWELL Local History Group: On February 28th, the speaker was ill so the group is indebted to Mr Malcolm Dolby for stepping in at the last moment to give a talk on Metal Detector Finds. Mr Dolby showed pictures of a variety of axe heads which had been found in Nottinghamshire dating from 1400 BC, Iron Age dish discs and coins bearing the inscription of Ethelred the Unready. Strap ends discovered at Hannah Park cemetery and others decorated with bronze and silver were all typically fish shaped with eyes and nose at the pointed end.

13th March is a Member’s Night and Cliff Hobson will be giving the talk.